Newly minted by Jeffrey Haviland and Harmonious Discord’s Sean Anderson, Atrium Digital Recordings was born from a desire to release quality music of a ‘chill out’ nature. Keeping that mission statement in mind, they set the stage nicely with their first release, the Corridors EP, featuring two individual tracks split between British drum n’ bass artist Thesis and label boss Haviland’s own moniker Vital.
Thesis gets things rolling with his trip-hop single “Reflections”. It is a sunny afternoon tale woven from great broken beat patterns, gorgeous synth pads, and lovely keys, creating an atmosphere that’s perfect for disconnecting from the confines of the city for a little while. Considering his drum n’ bass background the breaks come as no surprise, fitting even at this new, more relaxed tempo.
Rounding out the EP is “My Island”, a deep bass single from Vital. Constantly fascinated by the power of combining organic and electronic sounds, he crafts a vessel great for drifting through a sea of solitary thoughts. Soft pads are accompanied by sparse vocals, shrouded in mystery. Rhythmic guitar plucks, seductive pad leads, and a slight reverb on the hand drums create a foggy atmosphere.
Tensnake - “This is great … lovely melodies and atmospheres.”
Nick Warren - “Two corkers … full support from me.”
Severino (Horse Meat Disco) - “Pretty cool vibe.”
Saulty (Downtown Party Network) - “‘Reflections’ is very beautiful.”
Irregular Disco Workers (Disco Volante / Mad On The Moon) - “‘My Island’ is really hypnotic … a well built track.”
Andreas Kinzl (Aromabar, INFRACom!) - “Superb, steady stuff … I love it!”
MadameFLY (BeatConcious) - “The flow and vibe of ’Reflections; is reminiscent of the best of LTJ Bukem’s GLO output; solid.”
Michael Fossati (Spirit of House) - “Laid back and gentle, yet full of positive energy.”
DJ Tomas (ForwardEver) - “‘Reflections’ reminds me of Solid Doctor and Fila Brazillia in the best ways, while ‘My Island’ is expressive as well.”
Deadbeat Disco Radio Show - “‘My Island’ is the sort of thing you hear in a coffee shop in Amsterdam and then you begin to melt.”
DJ Nova (Rodon FM, Greece) - “‘Reflections’ … its broken beat architecture fits neatly with the leftfield electronic and chilled side of music.”
CheckPoint Charlie (My Cuppa T blog) - “Lovely chill vibe. This immediately puts me back on the beach in front of Café Del Mar.”
Clairvo (Tilos Radio, Hungary) - “Lovely, charming, soul calming music.”
Deepshizzol (MyHouse YourHouse Radio) - “‘My Island’ is gorgeous … take me there now!”
Mark Mac (The Sound Collective) - “Two cracking tracks … deep, chilled, laid back vibes.”
Available now from Beatport.